Supporting your Queer Friend In Hard Times

Hi Friends, Family, and Wellwishers,

         This 2019 has been one of the hardest, most difficult years of my life. 

Experienced workplace discrimination/harassment/wrongful termination due to being Filipin-X, Queer (in gender and orientation), and an American with Disabilities on top of trying to recover from my car accident in July 2017. 

   Through my meditation practice, psychotherapy, art therapy, physical therapy, pet therapy (walker dogs for Wag! And new Dog uncle), I have been on a journey of self-care, self-advocacy, and healing. 

 I could not have done it without the support of my beautiful friends, family, and my sense of humor. I know I can’t do this alone. 

It took me losing almost everything to finally see my self-worth, but still need help. 

Currently trying to restore myself and re-invent myself as a Queer artist and Comedian with a unique point of view. 

A donation, whatever amount, would greatly help me in my journey. My Buddhist-based meditation practice has allowed me to let go of everything, especially my status-quo, needing validation from others, and gained humility from realizing asking for help is a STRENGTH and not a weakness. I identify as Catholic (in the spiritual and not bureaucratic sense) with Buddhist inclinations. 

I also have art art available for purchase. 

Thank you all so much, even if you just took the time to read this. Thoughts, prayers, and kind words also count. 

A special gratitude to my Spiritual Guiders and Protectors:

 ❤️ Lola Toribia, Auntie Azon, Tasha Phillips, and Uncle Romy. ❤️

Also, Thank you to the People of Color ‍♂️‍♀️‍♂️ and Insight Out   Sanghas of New York Insight Meditation. (28 E. 27th st. 10th FL. , New York, NY)

This is for my Inner Child, who’s been Queer before it was cool to be queer, survived trauma, and is finally being heard! 


                 With Metta,

                   Paul (He/Him/His) and Paulniqua (she/Hers) Identify as Gender Queer close to the  Native America tradition of Being Two-Spirited


  • Shai W 
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    • $100 
    • 6 mos
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Paul Rude Boy Rodriguez 
Woodside, NY
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